University of Jyväskylä is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Academic calendar

Semester I : September - Mid-December
Semester II: January – May

Application deadline
Semester I: 15th of May
Semester II: 1st of November

Areas of study open to exchange students


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

For information about accommodation click here


Normal study load per term:
In grades: 0 – 5 (0 is fail, 5 is excellent)
Credits : ECTS

Number of places available

4 places per year

Cost of living

We recommend that you have at least 700 € per month in order to have enough funds to pay for your food, lodgings, clothes, study material, social life, etc. How much you need in the end is partly also a question of your personal spending habits.

Average costs:

Rent in a student apartment 210-330 €, deposit 250 € (rents in the private rental market higher)
Lunch in a student restaurant 2.60 € (Bachelor's and Master's level students)
Monthly bus pass 51 € for the local transportation
University sports fee 60 €/academic year 2018-2019
Survival kit for exchange students 70 €

The cost of course literature is not very high, since most of the books can be borrowed from the University Library.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

International Office of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address: Sjoerd Groenman building
Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht

Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659

Walk-in Office Hours (max. 5 min a person)

Only for short questions and handing in documents.
Location: Information Desk STIP, ground floor, Sjoerd Groenman building

Monday: 2 pm - 3 pm.
Tuesday: 12 pm - 1 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 12 pm

Please note: The International Office is closed from 29 July to 16 August.

Office Hours by appointment

Appointments can be made via email: (please, add your phone number).

Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 12 pm


Bart Weerdenburg (Coordinator International Relations)
Present: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Nicole van den Hoeven-Sneijder (International Officer)
Present: Monday and Thursday

Loes van Velzen (International Officer)
Present: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Tessel Arendsen (International Officer)
Present: Tuesday and Wednesday

International office of Utrecht University

For questions about universitywide programmes, contact one of the University International Office employees.